|12-12-2013 07:32 PM|
I just saw your turntables and how much they go for used. Good lord, it'll be a while before I can afford music of that quality. This hobby is so cheap compared to the system you put together.
|09-14-2013 03:28 AM|
Hey, long time no see. Sorry to hear about your fish- I'm the same way. Many a fish have died at my hands, either from my impatience, or jumping out, or just plain stubborn stupidity of not having the right cover for my filter. I think you have a knack for honesty- I don't think that most people publicize their failures. I have cheap taste in fish anyway.
Your audio system is insane- I don't think I have ever heard music played on equipment of that quality. Ever since I bought studio monitors as computer speakers I have wanted a good vinyl record system. I went back to school, so I probably won't see that in my near future.
Your tanks are lookin good, I'd like to see some updates on your shallow one.
My tank is cycling, I'll send you some pics when it starts looking good- remember I was playing around with mounting the Satellite? I decided to suspend it from a book shelf with fishing line- that turned out to be the cleanest look I could achieve.
|09-09-2013 12:21 AM|
Fish update: It's been over 100 degrees for like 2 weeks straight. The water in the tank probably got over 85 degrees. I THINK this is why 3 of my cichlids died this past week or so. A panda cory died too but not sure why. I found his body stuck under the driftwood but not sure whether he died because he was stuck or his body is stuck after he died.
All three died in sort of the same way. Before they croaked, their eyes bulge out and body gets bloated.
Mebe I can add some more fish now. ...
|07-20-2013 12:33 AM|
ordered a few SA cichilids from matt and received them about 1.5 months ago.
plus the balloon cichlids i got from lfs about 2 months ago, i got a total of 8 cichlids with about 5 corys in the tank now.
yes, i got 8 in the 17 gallon tank. other than a few shoves and darts, all the cichlids are doing fine. i sorta worry whether the corys are getting enough to eat though.
when i got the first two balloon cichlids, they were painfully shy. after i added the 6 other cichlids, the balloon cichlids started acting bossy. first they shoved around the smaller younger cichlids then started bossing around the corys too.
but, overall, they are getting along. no real violence.
|07-17-2013 08:31 PM|
|jargonchipmunk||yeah ~8 / gal. Thanks!|
|07-17-2013 08:18 PM|
|etane||an ADA 60p is 17 gallons which is about 130lbs i think (8lb per gallon?).|
|07-17-2013 07:27 PM|
|jargonchipmunk||oh so it IS the inserts. ok. I thought you found just doors with the hinges. Thanks. How many gallons is the tank? (judging weight. vs the 160lbs of a standard 20gal long)|
|07-17-2013 07:24 PM|
Here you go:
|07-17-2013 06:43 PM|
|jargonchipmunk||do you happen to have a link to the doors you found? Been looking for the doors for a while and can't find them on their site.|
|07-17-2013 06:27 PM|
Hey Tex: the stand is from ikea. the doors are options you can buy separately from the stand/shelf.
The stand is very stable because of a few modifications i did to the stand that you can see in the pics. Also, i use a couple of granite surface plates placed at the bottom of the stand to lower the center of gravity. lastly, the aquarium pretty much sticks to the stand because of the aquarium mat.
i have a hard time tilting the stand/aquarium, so I don't think a kid will be able to tilt it over. Water can spill out if I rock it back and forth hard enough I guess.
|07-15-2013 10:04 PM|
|TexasCichlid||I like what you did with the stand. What did you use for the doors and how do you feel about the rimless tank and stand combination with a little one running around soon? Mine is 4 months old so I have been weighing the options.|
|07-15-2013 09:39 PM|
Hey Tiz: Sorry haven't been back here for awhile.
Thanks for your compliments and sorry the satellite didn't work out the way you planned it to. My other tank is now a temporary planter. The satellite is not being used now and will be for sale as soon as i get off my lazy butt to do so.
Yah i was a bonafide audiophile. Regarding the audio, what do you want to do? PC stereo? PC Home theater? Analog front end into traditional amp?
Here's my system before I tore it down.
|06-24-2013 10:53 PM|
Hey Etane. I bought the satellite freshwater + and must say, it's a cool little light. I took it apart to see if I could manage some more elegant lighting options but the fixture is one giant molded piece of aluminum. I have decided against making an acrylic stand for it. I had experimented with bending it and rounding the edges of a piece of acrylic and found that I could get a semi professional look, but it was just more trouble than it was worth. After seeing some other great planted tanks in person, I realized that the only way to go was to suspend the light over the tank. Like you, I want to minimize visible equipment and I don't like the idea of the fixture laying on the top of the tank.
I like your tank stand and scape- you have a good eye for design I'd say. I'm wondering what happened to your other tank- did you put the satellite freshwater + on it?
Also, earlier you mentioned that you were into stereo equipment. i'm not planning on getting one but I am interested in getting a decent vinyl record setup one day. I have KRK studio monitors for my computer speakers and now I can't live with anything worse than those haha. Do you have any suggestions for a good home theater setup? Mind sharing details on yours?
|05-30-2013 12:52 AM|
Thank you for all the comments guys.
I got the tall vase from room and board and the other one from emonili.com.
What sort of frustrates me is that my new balloon rams look great when they are not stressed. But, once I get home, they start getting stressed.
Here's a pic before this bugger starts turning dark and hiding in the plants.
I got two of them and not even the LFS can tell me their gender. I am guessing this one is female.
|05-29-2013 04:10 PM|
The stand choice and colors are awesome. Love the vases too.
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